Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The Scrapper Has A Bedtime Companion

They were both asleep, like so.  A version of this happens every night.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Madd Max Celebrates Isse

 With a dinner at the Leonhardts.
 And a Marissa Cake.
For the big 6-year-old!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Madd Max Heads To The Annual Pumpkin Carving Party

Hosted by Jess Feldman.
The playing section.
The carving section.
Max dabbled in both.
Grandmothers and granddaughters nosh.
Some pumpkin decorating?
Sam, working intently, after using up most of his daylight time making super nachos.
The pumpkins for judging.
Resist pumpkin.
Sam's pumpkin without a glow - the front is a beer tap.
"It's Mueller Time"
Jess and Sam, Holly and Keith, and Jess and Alex all got kitties in the late 90s and all 3 passed away this year.  Yer Mom is Alex and Jess' kitty - as in "Yer Mom is licking my face.  Yer Mom is scratching the sofa."
A portrait of PK aka Yer Mom.
Jess' pumpkin for Oscar.
While Holly was sick during the actual party, she did this pumpkin later in honor of Angus.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Madd Max Hit The Halloween Streets

But first a dual pose.
Pleased with her full size candy.
The fierce Williams duo.
The trick-or-treating crew.
Canvassing the neighborhood.
The adults that followed.
Just one of the houses at the end of the block.
Water and candy break at the end of block one before heading out for block two.
Post block two, ending with Game 6 of the Astros vs the Dodgers.
Post Halloween - how all of us felt.

Madd Max Have A Halloween Parade

Foxy from Five Nights at Freddy's.
The Statue of Liberty.
Costumes courtesy of Mimi.
Very fierce.
Very proud.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

The Scrapper Cuddles

Both Sam and The Countess.  Not a bad place to be.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Scrapper Pipes

Pipes melted chocolate onto sugar cookies.
A delicate process.
That ended up with little spiderwebs and spiders.
Maddie, in the meantime, talked Taisie thru some of the various catalogues that have been arriving for Christmas.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Madd Max Head To Geostorm

Sam and Jess had a date night. It's a good thing they got there 10 minutes early.  The theater was packed.  So packed that during the action scenes, the teenager who sat right behind Jess, shook his leg and Jess and Sam's chairs so much that Sam, at first, thought this was a 4D movie.

Madd Max Have The Regular

Every Thursday, after music class, Natalie would walk these two over to Chili John's.
Jess' schedule switched to weekends, which meant she did a Thursday pickup complete with their typical routine.  By the time they walked in the door, Justin was bringing them their "pie and beer".  Next came to-go bowls for their oyster crackers and some chatting about music class.
When Jess went to pay the bill, she was told $5.  Justin explained, "That's the price for the regulars."

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Madd Max Make Cyclops Heads

Totally ready for Pinterest.

Madd Max Shows Mimi A CA Halloween

With the Floating Pumpkins at the local pool.
October pool times.
As soon as the fam got home, Max started to carve his pool pumpkin.  His parents asked him to wait. He would not be dissuaded, and managed to get the top off by using a plastic knife and sheer will.  He did manage to convince Taisie to sit with him for a bit.
This eventually got Maddie excited, who in turn wanted to carve hers, and Sam gave in.  The two pumpkins were carved and then sprayed with mildew remover in hopes of making them last longer than 2 days.
Meanwhile, the two grandmothers caught up in the living room.